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Useless Trivia!

Who doesn’t love a bit of useless trivia? You’ll be the star at trivia nights and be very entertaining at your next social gathering! And is it really “useless” after all? Because you can open up all sorts of conversations and be the “all knowing one” in your circle of friends. Check out these facts and be enlightened!

•    In the 18th century, chickens were known as “cacklers” and eggs were known as “cackle-farts”. 
•    Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. 
•    Mice sing like birds, but humans can’t hear them. 
•    Every time you lick a stamp, you consume one tenth of a calorie. 
•    If every car in Monaco took to the roads at the same time, they wouldn’t all fit on. 
•    The name “Wendy” was made up for the book Peter Pan. 
•    The people most likely to get hurt at work are hairdressers. 
•    The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
•    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple! 
•    The names Linda, Alice, Lauren and Elaine are banned in Saudi Arabia. 
•    Only female mosquito’s' bite and most are attracted to the colour blue twice as much as to any other colour. 
•    The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. 
•    Coca-Cola was originally green.
•    Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”. 
•    Almonds are a member of the peach family. 
•    Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance. 
•    Until the assassination of JFK it was not a federal crime to kill a US President. 
•    The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It’s A Wonderful Life.“ 
•    Mozart wrote the nursery rhyme 'twinkle, twinkle, little star' at the age of 5. 
•    Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery. 
•    Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy. 
•    It is impossible to lick your elbow. 
•    “Paraskevidekatriaphobia” means fear of Friday the 13th , which occurs one to three times a year. 
•    The character Yoda, from the “Star Wars” series was based on Albert Einstein. 
•    A group of giraffes is called a tower. 
•    Ice cream is a solid, a liquid and a gas all at the same time. 
•    Princess Diana once won a prize at school for having the best kept guinea pig. 
•    Astronauts have to sleep near fans so that they don’t suffocate in their own exhaled breath.

 

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